First, Rosé shared her thoughts on releasing her 1st solo album, 5 years after her debut in BLACKPINK. "Because it is my first solo album and I prepared for it for such a long time, I am very nervous. I'm also excited at the thought of being able to show fans what I've prepared. I'm thankful to all the Blinks for waiting so patiently, and I hope you like it."
Rosé's 1st single album contains two new tracks - the title song "On The Ground" and "Gone", which Rosé first revealed during BLACKPINK's first online concert 'The Show'. Why were these two tracks chosen for '-R-'? "Sometimes, some songs feel like fate when you're recording them. That was the case with 'Gone', which I first recorded 2 years ago. I can't forget about that moment. After I finished recording, I couldn't stop talking about how much I loved it to Teddy oppa, and I listened to it all the time. I've wanted to share it with everyone for such a long time. Both songs were just chosen naturally, like this. It was fate."
In addition, Rosé explained why both of the songs contain all-English lyrics. "I'm sure that every song has a language that suits it best. I debated a lot about what language would suit the title track, and it turned out, it was English. In truth, I was worried that fans might be disappointed with English lyrics, but I also felt that it was important to present them with a completed song, the best song that I could be satisfied with."
Less than an hour left until the full release of Rosé's 1st solo single album '-R-'!